The Facebook Campus Project includes two project sites inclusive of the East Campus and West Campus. The Project is being processed in phases, with the East Campus entitlements approved by the City Council in May and June of 2012. The 56.9 acre East Campus is located at 1 Hacker Way and was previously occupied by Oracle (formally Sun Microsystems). The site is currently developed with nine buildings, which contain approximately 1,035,840 square feet. As part of the project approvals in May and June, Facebook has implemented a vehicular trip cap, which allows approximately 6,600 employees to occupy the East Campus. Council review and action on the East Campus entitlements is complete and subsequent project review will focus on the review and permit approvals required for the West Campus component of the Facebook Campus Project.
The approximately 22-acre West Campus is located at the intersection of Willow Road and Bayfront Expressway. The site is currently addressed 312 and 313 Constitution Drive, with the anticipation that the address will be updated in the near future to better reflect the location of the project site. This second phase of the Project proposes demolition of the existing two buildings and associated site improvements. Subsequently, the applicant seeks to construct an approximately 433,555 square foot building on top of surface parking that would include approximately 1,499 parking spaces. The proposed project is consistent with the M-2 (General Industrial District) zone requirements, except for the height of the structure and the proposed lot coverage, which would exceed the maximums applicable to height and lot coverage in the M-2 zone. As such, a rezone to M-2-X (General Industrial, Conditional Development) plus approval of a Conditional Development Permit (CDP) would be required to exceed the height limit.
On March 26, 2013, the City Council approved all requested land use entitlements and agreements for the Facebook West Campus Project, and introduced the Ordinances Rezoning the property and approving the Development Agreement. On April 2, 2013, the City Council adopted the Rezoning and Development Agreement Ordinances. The land use entitlement process for the project is now complete, and the applicant is pursuing building permits to redevelop the site.
The following approvals are required for the two sites:
A FIA has been prepared to evaluate the impact of the proposed Project on the costs and revenues for the City of Menlo Park, and other governmental entities that serve the project site including the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, Menlo Park Municipal Water District, West Bay Sanitary District, Elementary and High School Districts, San Mateo County Office of Education Special District, San Mateo County Community College District, and the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.
On December 8, 2011, the City held a community meeting on the Facebook Campus Project, in order to provide a project summary and information on the Draft EIR and FIA. This meeting took place at the Menlo Park Senior Center in the Belle Haven neighborhood.